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Born: 1888, Shipley
Died: 7 July 1917
Buried: Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery
Address: 25 Manor Lane, Shipley
Parents: Alred & Elizabeth Ann
Spouse: Maud
Siblings: Mary A, Elsie (artist & photographer), Annie (Worsted spinner)
Occupation: Joiner and undertaker, with father
Organisations/clubs: Westcliffe Chapel
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: St Paul’s
Regiment: South Lancashire
George Gill
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A service presided over by Mr J Clough, was held at the Westcliffe Road Chapel, Shipley on Sunday in memory of Pte George Gill, 25 Manor Lane and of the South Lancashire Regt, who was killed instantly by a shell. He was 29 years of age and the younger son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Gill of 3 Wilmer Road, Shipley. Pte Gill, who was married*, had been in the army a little over a year and his period of active service extended over about six months. He was a valued worker at the Westcliffe Road Chapel, being a Sunday School teacher. He also officiated at the harmonium at the school services. Prior to the war the late soldier was employed by his father, who carries on business as a joiner and undertaker in Manor Lane. At the service on Sunday the speaker was Mr Edward A Leighton. The solo given by Miss Hudson was ‘Abide with me.’ At the close of the service a memorial to George Gill, from his father, mother and widow, was unveiled by Mr J Clough, *According to CWGC site, George’s wife was named Maud and lived at 13 Windsor Road, Shipley (perhaps living with her parents while he was at war) Shipley Times & Express 31 August 1917
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